Three Years' Slavery Among The Patagonians; An Account Of His Captivity

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byAuguste Guinnard

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. INTO WHAT HANDS I HAD FALLEN. At the time when the sun never set on the domains of the Spanish monarchs, the vast plains spread between Buenos Ayres and the Strait of Magellan on the one side, and on the other, between the Atlantic and the Andes as far as Mendoza, were accounted part of the vice-royalty of La Plata, though most of the nomads, by winch they were then, as now, occupied, were free of all yoke. At the present time an irregular Jine, determined to the east by the Cordilliere de Medanos and the Rio Salado, to the north by the Rio Quinto, the Cerro Verde, and the entire course of the Diamante, which it follows into the bosom of the Andes, forms the common limit of the Argentine Confederation and of the independent Pampas; to the south of the Rio Negro commences Patagonia. More than three years of compulsory sojourn in these regions has made me acquainted with three distinct groups of the population, each of which corresponds with a natural division of the soil. In the eastern zone, which runs from the Rio Salado to the Rio Colorado, live the Pampeans, properly so-called, divided into seven tribes. The wooded region, which extends between Lake Bevadero and Courou-Lafquene (Black Lake), as well as the watercourses, which run from this lake to the Rio Diamante, belong to the Mamouelches (inhabitants of the* woods), who form eight important tribes, called by the Indians, Ranquel-tchets, Angneco-tchets, CatruleMamouel - tchets, Quinie - Quinie - Ouitroutchets, Renangne-Cochets, Epougnam-tchets, Motchitoue-tchets. All these tribes are again subdivided, and each, of the subdivisions has its chief. Finally, from the Rio Colorado to the south of the Rio Negro, a narrow but deep river, the course of which is as long as that of the Rhine or the Loire,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. INTO WHAT HANDS I HAD FALLEN. At the time when the sun never set on the domains of the Spanish monarchs, the vast plains ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217805191

ISBN - 13:9780217805193

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